Archive April 2013

Reclaim Your Garage

By catherine | April 29, 2013

Is your garage a catch-all that holds the items you don’t want in your house? Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Wrong! If your garage gets so out of control that you can’t park your car-the problem isn’t out of sight or mind. Does your garage look something like this?
Ready to tackle the garage and [...]

Meal Planning Made Easy

By catherine | April 26, 2013

Meal planning is one of those things that just clicks for some people and doesn’t for others. For those of you who aren’t naturals, I’ve put together some simple ideas to help turn this challenge into an easy part of your weekly routine!
First, schedule time over the weekend to look at your calendar. Decide how [...]

Simple Pantry Organizing Ideas

By catherine | April 24, 2013

The pantry is the nucleus of your kitchen. All members of the household use it, which means it can easily get outdated and disorganized! For a quick fix, start by taking everything out and give the shelves a good dusting.
First-check canned goods, condiments, and spices for expiration dates.
Regarding the remaining items, ask yourself…

Do you still [...]

Mobile File Organization

By catherine | April 20, 2013

Now that your files are properly sorted and labeled (remember Wednesday’s post), where will you store them? If you already have a filing cabinet, that’s great. If not-creating a mobile office might be just the right fit. It’s the perfect solution if you don’t have a ton of space and it’s also budget-friendly. Mobile file carts [...]

Office Spring Cleaning Week: File Organization

By catherine | April 17, 2013

Once you get a handle on the overwhelming piles of paperwork that often build up in your office, you’ll feel a sense of relief! Your office CAN be a serene place that inspires you. Unfortunately, many equate their office space with stress.
Lets change that! To kick off our Office Spring Cleaning Week, we will start [...]

How-To: Store Winter Items

By catherine | April 15, 2013

Now that you’re inspired to transition your wardrobe, here’s a more detailed how-to for storing winter items.
Quick-tip: If you’ve found holes in your clothing, try placing items in the freezer for 30 minutes before you take them to be professionally cleaned. This should kill any moths or moth balls remaining on your clothes!

Dry clean your [...]

Make The Switch!

By catherine | April 10, 2013

It’s finally that time of year! I have officially transitioned my wardrobe. So long cashmere sweaters and dark hues…it’s time for spring florals and bright colors!
Transitioning your wardrobe season to season is one of the simplest way to keep your closet organized year round.
First, there is no reason to spend time flipping through cashmere [...]

Closet Spring Cleaning Week

By catherine | April 8, 2013

Organizing your closet can be one of the most daunting and time consuming projects to undertake. Often, people avoid beginning closet projects because they have let the task become so overwhelming and intimidating that they don’t know where to begin!
Enter-Closet Spring Cleaning Week!
Hopefully, after last week you’re feeling motivated to begin spring cleaning, what [...]

CLEAR

By whitney | April 8, 2013

Following in the footsteps of organizers before us, we decided to come up with an acronym to help you simplify what can sometimes seem like a daunting process. It can be overwhelming to know when, where, and how to begin on an organizing project. Having steps to rely on gives you guidelines and helps to [...]

How-To: Mentally Prepare for Your Spring Cleaning Project

By catherine | April 5, 2013

Planning is key.
So you’ve picked your spring cleaning project. In fact, you picked it months (maybe years) ago. Having a hard time getting started? What you need is a plan! Here are my best tips for getting mentally prepared to start your major spring cleaning project.
Before you begin, write down your goal for the project [...]